As Twitchy reported earlier, a medical examiner has concluded that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes the day after the storming of the Capitol, though Twitter medical experts have determined that the stress of that day induced the two strokes that killed him. CNN reported in early February that investigators were “struggling to build a federal murder case” but were “vexed by a lack of evidence that could prove someone caused his death.”

Of course, the initial reports from the New York Times, the Associated Press, and others said that Sicknick had been bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by a Trump supporter, but in mid-February, the New York Times issued a correction.

Glenn Greenwald went on a rant about the media and about how people with doubts were branded “Sicknick truthers.”

“He’s full on Sicknick Truther.”


That’s The Week’s national correspondent accusing Greenwald of “flirting with Sicknick trutherism.”

Here’s Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall:

Andrew McCarthy was right. And Sicknick died the next day, so not even that part’s true.

Sicknick’s brother told ProPublica that Sicknick had texted him Jan. 6 about the riot, saying he had been pepper-sprayed twice but was in “good shape.” That was reported on Jan. 8, but no one seemed to take notice.

But if you say that, it just means you’re an insurrectionist who sides with the rioters.

And never forget: House Democrats wrote that “the insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher” in a trial memorandum ahead of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.